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Grantee Archive

Our grantees represent educators from all parts of the U.S. and cover all grade levels and subject areas. Below you will find a searchable database of all of the projects we’ve funded in the past 3 years.

Type of grant received
Grade level taught
Subject taught
State where grantee teaches
  • Camie Walker

    John Murdy Elementary
    Garden Grove, CA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To improve her knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, Mrs. Walker will attend the California Science Teachers Association Conference. While there, Mrs. Walker will present a workshop on integrating engineering with Common Core Standards. Additionally, she will work with and learn from science and engineering professionals from throughout the state. Upon returning, Mrs. Walker will share her knowledge with colleagues during professional development collaboration sessions.

  • Christina Gauss

    Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
    Rumson, NJ
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Gauss will travel to Cuba for an immersive cultural experience designed specifically for educators. While there, Ms. Gauss will enhance her Spanish language skills while developing a cultural understanding of the Cuban people and their perspective on being at the forefront of social change. Upon return, Ms. Gauss will develop curricular materials, activities, and presentations to disseminate the knowledge gained through her experience. 

  • Christopher Gates

    Broward Virtual School
    Coconut Creek, FL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Mr. Gates and Dr. Tukes will implement the “Early Years Teacher Academy,” a specially designed academic instruction and professional development program. Broward Virtual School teachers will be immersed in STEM project-based learning, as well as Learning Through the Arts programming. The group will combine 21st Century learning skills while exploring ideas and concepts regarding the application of such concepts in under-performing, under-served schools.

  • Claire Gearen

    Mililani High School
    Mililani, HI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To understand new spaces and institutional practices around writing, Ms. Gearen will attend the International Writing Centers Association Conference. While there, Ms. Gearen will attend sessions, deliver and receive feedback on proposed teaching methods, and forge professional connections. Upon returning, Ms. Gearen will start a writing and communications center at Mililani High School.

  • Cynthia Larson-Faragalli

    View Ridge Elementary School
    Bremerton, WA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “Researching Habitats,” English Language Learners will be partnered with highly capable students for research and inquiry project-based learning. Students will observe small habitat enclosures within the classroom, explore habitats in their natural environments and at the local science center, and work with representatives from the local wildlife shelter. A family project and in-school presentation will connect research and writing to speaking and listening standards.

  • David Brian Lasher

    Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy
    Erie, PA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Mr. Lasher and Mr. Luthringer will enhance Collegiate Academy’s International Relations class. The class will combine current events with theory and use discussion, Socratic Seminars, and gaming scenarios to promote critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving. Students will participate in in-depth discussions on transnational issues and work collaboratively to understand the complexities of the world.

  • Dena Wagner

    Norris Middle School
    Omaha, NE
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Mrs. Wagner and Mrs. Moore will provide middle school students with the motivating tools necessary to become critical thinkers and writers. Within a writer’s workshop setting, students will explore, analyze, and reflect on mentor texts, create writer’s notebooks, and use the writing process to compose pieces about topics of their choice. Students will also collaborate to bind and publish their unique works.

  • Diane Ward

    Clearmount Elementary School
    North Canton, OH
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Mrs. Ward and Ms. Donley will set up math work stations in portable boxes and utilize various math manipulatives and games. Students will work with partners, independently, and with teachers to solve problems and practice math concepts. The project will also incorporate high quality children’s literature that will connect to the mathematical models.

  • Elaine Maldonado

    Fashion Institute of Technology - SUNY
    New York, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Through “Pathways to Global Communication,” Ms. Madonado and Dr. Fallon will harness existing global perspectives and resources to the meet the challenge of communicating across cultures on campus. During a series of workshops, faculty will learn teaching strategies that will help students understand and communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, helping them become true global citizens.

  • Elisabeth Olivera

    Springfield Conservatory of the Arts
    Springfield, MA
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    Ms. Olivera and Dr. Bode will improve their teaching practice through the study of culture, history, and the arts via professional workshops for peer-faculty. After completing the workshops, faculty will establish courses in Afro Caribbean Dance and Music, as well as interdisciplinary units of study in dance, music, theater, visual art, English, and history. The work will enhance teacher practice, curriculum, and student engagement.

  • Emily Dietrich

    Howard Elementary School
    Green Bay, WI
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To respond to the needs of select groups of learners, Ms. Dietrich and colleagues will attend Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking training. Through this work, the cohort will gain insight on effective research-based strategies to ensure that students have the necessary tools to self-regulate their emotions and communicate their needs. The team will teach students targeted social skills, analyze the effectiveness of the lessons, and share the results with colleagues in the district.

  • Erin Feldpausch

    Messalonskee High School
    Oakland, ME
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 9-12
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    To engage students in reading and collaborative conversations, Mrs. Feldpausch and Mr. Podey will implement literature circles in their classes. Students will be exposed to free choice reading assignments that will lead to improved literacy skills. Reading activities will entail student inquiry, thoughtful discussion, and cooperative learning, with an emphasis on expanding reading opportunities.

  • Erin Simons

    Vaughan Elementary School
    Macon, NC
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $5,000

    To increase parental involvement, Ms. Simons and Ms. Konicki will work in partnership with the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project team to train teachers in bi-annual home visits. Through the home visits, teachers will create partnerships, develop trust, and identify common goals among parents, educators, and students. The visits will lead to an improved school climate with increased parental participation and student investment.

     

  • Georgeanne Lavery

    Radford City School
    Radford, VA
    Student Achievement Grant
    Grades 6-8
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Through “A Living Roof,” students will learn of the importance of clean water and ways to protect finite resources. Mrs. Lavery and Mrs. Rehak will work with students as they construct a green roof shelter. Students will design, test, and create the roof and maintain it throughout the school year. STEM lessons will directly tie in to hands-on learning as students learn the most effective ways to conserve water.

  • Jennifer Kibler

    East Aurora School District
    East Aurora, NY
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Grades K-5
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Ms. Kibler will lead “Math Beyond the Books,” a highly motivating professional development and instructional initiative aimed at increasing student growth in operations and algebraic thinking. Ms. Kibler will attend the Future of Education Technology Conference, where she will learn methods of improving student math performance. Upon returning, Ms. Kibler will lead teachers in a professional development plan to implement Common Core Learning Standards.

  • Jill White

    Malcolm X College
    Chicago, IL
    Learning & Leadership Grant
    Higher Education
    2015, Fall
    $2,000

    Dr. White will investigate the experience of people of color with the Registered Dietitian Examination to understand barriers to successful completion. Dr. White will conduct a qualitative study by interviewing former students of color regarding their exam experiences. Additionally, Dr. White will investigate literature on standardized testing for health professionals and people of color.

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